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Saturday 1 October 2016

Bride Eleanor camps it up for her big day thanks to radio DJ

Published 21/05/2016 | 21:37

Bride Eleanor Jordan with her 'something old, blue, borrowed' van - pictured with TXFM DJ Joe Donnelly - who was her chauffeur bringing her to her wedding day
Bride Eleanor Jordan with her 'something old, blue, borrowed' van - pictured with TXFM DJ Joe Donnelly - who was her chauffeur bringing her to her wedding day
TXFM DJ Joe Donnelly bringing bride Eleanor Jordan with her 'something old, blue, borrowed' van to her wedding day

Blushing bride Eleanor Jordan had no excuse for being late to her wedding - after being chauffeur-driven there by her favourite DJ.

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The Bray native put out an SOS to find a camper van as the perfect quirky touch to complete her big day.

After contacting radio station TXFM to ask presenter Joe Donnelly to make an on-air appeal, she was left gobsmacked when he offered to loan her the station's own van - and even drive her to the church himself.

"Back in January, I spoke to Joe on the phone. I asked Joe if he would ask the listeners if anyone knew a place to rent a VW campervan," she told the Herald.

"He said to me, 'You know we have a TXFM branded van' and he even offered to drive me himself so I was delighted to hear that."

Given that she and new husband Ronan are such big fans of the station, which sadly goes off air in October, she said it was a "dream come true" to land the van for her nuptials.

"It's a cool van, exactly what I wanted," she said.

Big-hearted Joe, who presents TXFM Drive, even took the day off work to drive her to her ceremony, which took place in Beaufield Mews in Stillorgan.

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Donning a dapper suit and peaked chauffeur hat, the presenter even devised a special playlist to accompany the drive to the wedding, given that Eleanor's a huge David Bowie fan.

They even walked down the aisle to one of his best-loved songs, Kooks.

But there was some last-minute panic after discovering the van wouldn't start.

They then had to hunt down a mechanic in Ringsend to help them out - and he kindly fixed the van free of charge.

Herald

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